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talked a long time ago for a "for a magazine" story. one of the things that you said is that commerce, in an of itself, is not the enemy. it is the backbone of civilization. >> to be against commerce is to be against your clothing. who would be against commerce? we just said we are living in a world that has been overly come modified. where everything has been turned into a commodity value. people do not have the identities. we are world full of brands and no identity. you can read your entire life -- you can do your business and go about in the world using your credit card and never really look anyone in the eye. a world in which things have been comodified, things that should never have been. you cannot put a price on love. you cannot put a price on things that make life meaningful. but this isn't a consumer culture. even though we know we cannot keep it up. if the chinese adopt our lifestyle, we are all goners, we know that. it is not the third world anymore, it is the developing world. well, they are developing and they want things, too. the 21st century will be about competing fo
, african-american chamber of commerce, the hispanic chamber of commerce, the mexican contractors, and the list goes on and on. we meet on a regular basis and they advise me on ways of increasing utilization of the small businesses, disadvantaged businesses, and disadvantaged -- disabled veterans enterprise businesses. as you can see, if you can look at our statewide small business council, which covers the entire estate, a number of our council members are actually included in this statewide, including fred jordan, which i'm sure most of you know. he is a good friend. he's certainly the most recognized figure in the state advocating for increased participation of underrepresented and disadvantaged businesses, and we are grateful and lucky to have him committed to our council. with the state of the state and the state of our nation and the fiscal condition, we're all asked to do more with less. we're all asked to do -- with less employees, with less resources. one of the employees that you should know, which is -- i put the contact information there, is my liaison for our small bu
, a professor of commerce and she was doing a study on the leadership -- and i was surprised to hear about this, there were looking to us for tips on how to revitalize small businesses, using tourism, and getting regional and local visitors. trying to find diversity to draw people in with small businesses and unique businesses, and she seemed pleased to get that information back to japan. and that is set. >> thank you. the next item? >> item 13 is general public comment. >> is there any general public comment? public comment is closed. >> item 14 is new business. is there any new business? the next item? item 15 is adjournment. >> do we have a motion to adjourn? >> i moved. >> i second. >> thank you. >> commissioners, the meeting is adjourned at 6:34 p.m.. >> this is our first 5:30 meeting in quite awhile. we are excited. first will be called to order and roll call. [roll-call] >> we have a quorum. that takes care of it. >> time for public comment. this is the time to address seen commission who -- to address the commission. members of the public may address the public for up to three ministers
the last few months that is a joint partnership with the chamber of commerce. goothere is someone at that desk now, a temporary person is that position is being filled, but the objection is to work with the event authorities on their contrasting needs, business to business needs, and seeing what we can do to fulfill those needs with our local and small businesses here in san francisco and also to work with the business community on what needs emotionally around america's cup. the one stock is open from 10:00 until 2:00, so if you are in that ni
guidelines found in the commerce and industry development of the general plan. the requirement is based on these provisions. new development should respect open corridors and not impede access of light or error or blocked use of the adjacent buildings. the height and bulk of new developments should be designed to maximize son access to nearby residential space, parks, plazas, and major corridors. goothis project is a demo on reconstruction, so we are seeking to improve the situation rather than keep it away it is. the existing building measures 22 and a half feet, while the proposed building measures 17 feet, so there is a five-foot difference. the neighbors request is mainly concerned about the blocking of her property line windows and the impact it will have on her building light and air. this is not something we consider when we are doing an application. the project is matching for a depth of 3 feet. the project sponsor will take the project and modify it. that concludes my presentation. thank you. >> dr requester. >> good evening, president, members of the commission. i am steve wil
with the chamber of commerce. goothere is someone at that desk now, a temporary person is that position is being filled, but the objection is to work with the event authorities on their contrasting needs, business to business needs, and seeing what we can do to fulfill those needs with our local and small businesses here in san francisco and also to work with the business community on what needs emotionally around america's cup. the one stock is open from 10:00 until 2:00, so if you are in that vicinity, please drop in. we have a staff member staffed there. 311 is staffed there as well, so we have city and a vent authority staff -- event authority staff to help fulfill needs. remember race days. i hope you are able to enjoy, take some time to watch the races. at the last meeting, jane gave you a presentation, so we will august 28 start doing some testing with clients and hope to have sometime in september, and i will keep you apprised of that. this grand jury did report on the arts commission. they have a program called the street artist program, and one requirement was that it be removed and th
are of increasing consequence in our foreign policy. it is increasingly the backbone for communications in commerce around the world. so for us, it is just a tool, but it is an important tool. we use it for communications. we have 288 facebook pages with 13 million fans. i think we have almost 200 official twitter accounts with a couple million followers. we are using it for communication, but of greater consequence in my opinion is part of what we are looking at our some really tough traditional foreign policy challenges -- are some really tough traditional foreign-policy challenges and thinking about how we can apply to america's unique strengths of our ability and technology and see how we can apply this to any given foreign policy challenge. >> when you release information via facebook or twitter -- >> we do. there are times when the official statement from our spokesperson or from the department will come over twitter. it is interesting to think about syria. no member of the united states government will ever be able to get a fair shake on syrian media, and we have a terrific ambassador to syr
in the commerce department. economists warned that even though the spending is up, many consumers are still afraid to open their wallets because of high gas prices, the upcoming election, and a looming fiscal cliff. >>> 33 million people are expected to travel this holiday weekend, but it makes more sense to do it after the weekend if you can wait. after labor day travel has become not only pleasurable but affordable. it's a great time to get away. temperatures are still nice, crowds are smaller. here's the catch. plenty of great bargains. for example, hotels in london are 60% cheaper than they were during the olympics. here's another one. luxury hotels in hawaii are charging 40% less than they were just a week ago. >>> all right. we might have to go somewhere, jeff. it was just darn cold today. >> it was. a lot of spots had trouble even getting out of the 60s. it's all because of the fog and that strong westerly wind. we do have a 30 degree temperature jump in the seven-day forecast. hold on, folks. that fog shrouding in san francisco. that's where we're tracking three hour delays. we could see d
different networking to help it succeed. >> using chamber of commerce and organizations that are willing to help veterans. good posture. >> reporter: the company has been profitable since 2009. he has employees and the business is growing. >> all the adventure activities the army uses to train officers and leaders i thought would be a good concept to bring to the general public. the wheels of progress. seems they haven't been moving much lately. but things are starting to turn around because of business people like you. and regions is here to help. with the experience and service to keep things rolling. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. ñÑ those little things for you, life's about her. but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needi
an alliance with the business community. one of the biggest champions is that california chamber of commerce. we know it is good for business. and please, organized with the neighborhood bars. there are so many great neighborhood bars in this city that could add that neighborhood element to political organizing. and when you are a district supervisor, it is one thing to have nightclub owners come to you. it is another thing to have neighborhood business owners like bar owners coming to you. we need to organize as a bar owner and that will move us in a positive direction. i am optimistic about the future of night life in this city. i think we have turned a corner. there's a broader and broader consensus that this matters for the broader culture of san francisco. thank you. [applause] for many years, the entertainment commission -- >> for many years, the entertainment commission, which has been under the auspices of the city was guided by ed lee. he is now the mayor san francisco. he was going to be here today, but was called away. but he sent paul anderson to deliver a message. [applause] >>
a center of business, commerce, and tourism. we are home to 20,000 hotel rooms in our district and have 24 schools and 24 parks and or playgrounds in the district. this is in a very small geographical area. we average 5500 calls per service per month. we cover union square, chinatown, the financial district, north beach, russian hill, telegraph hill, the embarcadero and fisherman's wharf. our main supervisor is supervisor david chiu and supervisor marc farrell has a pocket and supervisor james kim has a pocket along geary street. the population is about 75,000 residents in a 1.8 square mile area. on any given day, the population swells to about 350,000 people because of all the people coming to work in the financial district. the demographics in the central district -- female is about 50%, males 49.8%. it's almost even. age 17 and under is 17.56% which equates to about 5300 people under 17. our senior population is twice that much or approximately 11,500. caucasian -- 46%. african-american, 2%. latino, 4%. other is a 1.3%. less than 1% our native american. our organizational chart is heade
going forward. and i was interviewed last month by dr. matsui, a professor of commerce and she was doing a study on the leadership -- and i was surprised to hear about this, there were looking to us for tips on how to revitalize small businesses, using tourism, and getting regional and local visitors. trying to find diversity to draw people in with small businesses and unique businesses, and she seemed pleased to get that information back to japan. and that is set. >> thank you. the next item? >> item 13 is general public comment. >> is there any general public comment? public comment is closed. >> item 14 is new business. is there any new business? the next item? item 15 is adjournment. >> do we have a motion to adjourn? >> i moved. >> i second. >> thank you. >> commissioners, the meeting is adjourned at 6:34 p.m.. >> thank you for coming this morning. my name is bob hayden. i am with the department of the environment and pleased to be the emcee of this event. you can tell from the display that this has something to do with some electric vehicles. so, i would like to start the program w
employs people and helping commerce. this is about business, about moving commerce and about roads. >> neil: we're not a great power jay more, because we bled money dry. >> and on-- >> this is a bee -- bipartisan rant. bled money dry, 16 trillion in debt. >> going to way-- >> we're going to get better results if we spend more money. we can't become a great power with the government spending money. maybe we should entertain being a great power with the government simply stepping down. >> if the private sector isn't creating jobs, who is going to have jobs. the public sector-- >> i'm willing to make a bet. if you get out of my way, the private sector will start doing the job. >> they've had a chance and haven't done it. >> neil: because it's in the way-- because you're regulating, you're taxing. >> and laying people off, they're making money-- >> they're doing it because the environment-- would you invest in an environment that is more-- >> this is america. >> neil: and the government is more capital, the government is taxing more, regulating more. is that environment, would you comm
hudson today for those rules are and commerce status there francisco, cried out life the sunset if you room where pretty much anything goes. all they want to give the drivers making illegal u-turn with ramp in this regard. it is not just u-turn. since there is limited parking of a street, and drivers double park on dissented which is also a bike lane. there, they said and sit, the of the block the receiving driveway sir, just to get a parking spot. >> here is a legal loading zone right around the corner but here is where things get interesting, they leave all of the food on the curb and then, an hour later, a different route from the same store arrived in a debate on load that truck. then, they take the food that was on the curb and load it into the second truck. this boggles the mind. e-mail said and i a.m told this is during the call moments, that exactly get worse. toss in a few stops nine runners and and it is no wonder this area is accident central but i guess all bad drivers look out for one another, like a glove. i know for a fact san francisco police watches these segments. th
. it is well-known the amount of trade and commerce that goes through there. so just take a look what goes through there. liquified natural gas, huge product that comes out of the country of qatar. oil products imports, exports. not only impacts the united states but very much asian countries. japan gets 3/4 of all her fuel and resources from this region. china 50% of all her resources. so our job here is just make sure that stays open. we do have resources to do that. we go through the strait of hormuz not necessarily looking but making sure we're continuing to move back and forth and everybody has freedom of navigation through that route. >> you mentioned how much oil and liquified natural gas and fuel, asia gets through the straight. some made the argument they should be the ones out here patrolling. how do you feel about that? >> we have the resources to do it. it is a global economy. it is not just about our navy. you heard this line saying we're a global force for good. it isn't just for the united states. it is for the world. adam: amazing to see the aircraft taking off and landing
of commerce, using organizations that are willing to help veterans. good posture! >> reporter: the company has been profitable since 2009. joe has 15 employees and the business is still growing. >> all of the adventure type of activities that the army uses to train officers and leaders i thought would be a good concept to bring into the general public. climb on. eric, right? >> eric. >> all right. >> oh! the wheels of progress. seems they haven't been moving much lately. but things are starting to turn around because of business people like you. and regions is here to help. with the experience and service to keep things rolling. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. mid grade dark roast forest fresh full tank brain freeze
-- that's bigger than the combined budgets of the department ofs of commerce, education, energy, homeland security, interior, justice, state, plus the federal courts. so how is it that we're able to borrow so much money and pay so little interest on it? why aren't we like spain or italy or greece? it's certainly because we've well managed our finances, it's because the rest of the world looks even worse. the united states is the world's tallest midget when it comes to borrowing money. [laughter] if this could go on forever, it would be ban tsaic -- fantastic. it is not going to go on forever. i have no clue when it's going to end, but it is not going to go on forever. last -- and as interest rates return to normal, the share of the federal budget that goes to interest is going to rise, and that will crowd out spending on other things. it'll mean we'll pay taxes, and we'll borrow money, and some of the money we borrow will go to pay interest on the money we borrowed last year, and some of the taxes we pay will go to pay interest to our creditors. and those creditors are increasingly overse
on the energy commerce committee, so i agree. i can see how energy regulation can be hurtful to job creation. there is no question we need to deregulate. do we keep the american people safe? of course we want to do that. but how do we battle this in a way that grows the economy? that can be done. the administration over the last four years has tried to artifically tried to move the market through mechanisms that have not been on track with true market conditions. i think energy is the prime example of that. i come from a very expensive energy state, california. very expensive state all together. many would say the legislature in california doesn't do a whole lot of things right. but i'm fearing that washington has been going more or less sacramento would be a huge mistake. 435 members of the house of representatives and the members of the senate, we can do it all and we should do it all. >> i think the markets the american people need confidence. i think changes need to be made that will grow the economy. i think romney represents a pro-growth economy. if you don't get that confidence out of
money for these things, fine. we are not against commerce. in essence, when they do that, we see that as a gift to others. they are giving that to other people. they are dressing up the landscape. they are certainly not staying in their tent. but there is that notion. there have been fashion spreads in some magazines about that burner look. and but you will not see me in fluffy leggings. [laughter] that is fine for anyone that prefers them. i do not know. there are just a lot of people that do pay a lot of attention. i am one of them. i suppose, if you wanted to have that special, that look, you could spend a lot of money on it. >> i was going to ask you this, final question, but he may have answered it. what is your 60-second the idea to change the world? it sounds like it is get to the right gear. >> yeah. if you can just get the right gear, you can -- change the world? >> not change it in 60 seconds. >> i don't know. >> say how to change it. >> i don't know. >> for the better. >> just connect. just connect. >> all right. you have 54 seconds left. >> fluffy leggings. >> all rig
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